Fabio De Felice

Fabio De Felice
Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale | UNICAS · Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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Introduction
Fabio De Felice currently works at the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale. Fabio does research in Quality Assurance Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Engineering. Their most recent publication is 'Identifying the critical factors of green supply chain management: Environmental benefits in Pakistan'.
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November 1994 - present
Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (166)
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a highly topical issue that opens up opportunities still largely unexplored, but also many economic, ethical and social issues. Questions about AI are many. What does AI include? What are the technologies that support it? What are the applications that are already possible today future? These are the questions we see...
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Industrialized societies depend on the proper functioning of a whole range of technological infrastructures, such as electricity, road and railway networks and telecommunications which, due to their importance, are generically referred to as critical infrastructures (CIs). Technical failures, natural disasters and malicious events, if not terrorist...
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Big Data, the Internet of Things, and robotic and augmented realities are just some of the technologies that belong to Industry 4.0. These technologies improve working conditions and increase productivity and the quality of industry production. However, they can also improve life and society as a whole. A new perspective is oriented towards social...
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Today, the issue of economic circularity is certainly not a new concept. It represents an essential issue in any production system since it is an alternative to the current production and consumption model. The importance of the topic is confirmed worldwide. However, there is still a “circularity gap” that can be bridged in the short and medium ter...
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Blockchain is a disruptive technology that is revolutionizing information technology and represents a change of cultural paradigm for the way in which information is shared. Companies are rushing to understand how they can use blockchain distributed ledger technology to innovate processes, products and transactions. In a globalized world where envi...
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The impact of the pandemic and the lockdown has been more devastating than expected on the world economy. It is essential to formulate strategies in real-time. In this research, a multicriteria decision-making model for increasing the preparedness level of sales departments when facing COVID-19 waves and future pandemics is proposed. The model is c...
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Hospital readmission is considered a key research area for improving care coordination and achieving potential savings. This is important because hospital readmissions can have negative consequences in terms of good health and recovery for patients. It is thus important to significantly reduce such readmissions. Unfortunately, there isn't a one-siz...
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Scheduling flexible job-shop systems (FJSS) has become a major challenge for different smart factories due to the high complexity involved in NP-hard problems and the constant need to satisfy customers in real time. A key aspect to be addressed in this particular aim is the adoption of a multi-criteria approach incorporating the current dynamics of...
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One of the challenging issues of any country’s agenda today is the management of solid waste in the circular economy and eco-efficiency perspective. In this context, there has been much debate about the disposal of diapers, but the current research lacks data for developing countries. Furthermore, the research lacks quantification of data, in terms...
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This is a pioneering study on how smart working could influence the way of working in Italy. The COVID19 pandemic is making workers discover opportunities that should have been seized 30 years ago. Once the emergency is over, the world and working methods will never be the same. The Coronavirus emergency has accelerated a reflection on smart workin...
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Complex industrial plants are characterized by digitalization and innovation. In this context it is strategic to ensure the systematic design, implementation, and continuous improvement of all processes (operations management). One of the most obvious ways to improve operations performance is to reduce the risk of accidents and human errors. In thi...
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Smart Manufacturing Systems for Industry 5.0: Challenges and Opportunities
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Technological innovation has led to the development of increasingly efficient and complex industrial plants. To manage this complexity, it is necessary to define an integrated vision of the socio-technological system that includes: technological, human and organizational component. Petrochemicals can be considered one of the most complex socio-tech...
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Companies digitized with the fourth industrial revolution should create an ecosystem of innovation that provides opportunities for dialogue with all the parties involved. Technological developments and transformations should be reflected in innovation processes based on Open Innovation principles. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to analyse and...
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The history of Artificial Intelligence (AI) development dates to the 40s. The researchers showed strong expectations until the 70s, when they began to encounter serious difficulties and investments were greatly, reduced. With the introduction of the Industry 4.0, one of the techniques adopted for AI implementation is Machine Learning (ML) that focu...
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Captive offshoring is one of the most strategic approach in complex, dynamic and competitive global supply chains. In the present research, a rigorous decision-making model to identify captive offshoring drivers, that play a role in the company strategy and limiting the subjectivity of human decisions, has been proposed. Firstly, the Delphi method...
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The main objective of this study is to determine the relationship between Lean Management (LM) and World Class Manufacturing (WCM) practices of aeronautical company in Italy. The methodology should help managers to select those principles and tools of Lean Manufacturing and WCM that are expected to be effective in their company. The research aims t...
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With the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) beginning, the world is witnessing an important technological development. The success of I4.0 is linked to the implementation of enabling technologies, including Machine Learning, which focuses on the machines’ ability to receive a series of data and learn on their own. The present research aims to systematically analy...
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The bullwhip effect leads to considerable inefficiencies along the food supply chain such as missed production schedules, poor customer service, excessive inventory, and misguided capacity plans. To tackle this problem, it is necessary, apart from other interventions, to continuously monitor the performance of food suppliers so that the demand info...
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For any industry, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is a business strategy to foster a safe and healthy work environment. In the developed countries, the companies are focusing on the workplace safety in order to reduce the harmful results i.e. harmful impacts on the human health, environment, economy, productivity, society and reputation of a c...
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The increase in population has led to the rise in the construction and manufacturing of bricks. Bricks are manufactured in brick kilns that emit very harmful gases which in turn affect the human health, environment and economy. In Pakistan, the diseases related to skin, and respiratory system have created a lot of problems for the humans and animal...
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Several researches in the scientific, industrial and commercial fields are supporting the reduction of traditional combustion cars’ use. The main purpose is to increase the quality of life into the metropolitan cities through the reduction of CO2 emissions and global warming. Accordingly, one of the most successful models is the carpooling system....
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Nowadays, the excessive industrialization, increased use of fossil fuels, elevated levels of vehicular emissions are causing high level of air pollution reaching epidemic levels. The effects of “smog” or in other words of air pollution can be very dangerous for humans, and plants. In fact, air pollution can be linked to many health-related issues,...
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Purpose The risk of adverse events in a hospital evaluation is an important process in healthcare management. It involves several technical, social, and economical aspects. The purpose of this paper is to propose an integrated approach to evaluate the risk of adverse events in the hospital sector. Design/methodology/approach This paper aims to pro...
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In today highly competitive and globalized markets, an efficient use of production resources is necessary for manufacturing enterprises. In this research, the problem of scheduling and sequencing of manufacturing system is presented. A flexible job shop problem sequencing problem is analyzed in detail. After formulating this problem mathematically,...
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The continuous increase of competitiveness pushes each company to review its production processes in order to minimise as much as possible the costs and maximising customer service. The keywords are ‘zero waste’ and ‘zero loss’. There are a lot of different methods and techniques which are necessary to adopt to achieve these above objectives. There...
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The present chapter aims to propose a model to manage complexity during a disaster accident caused by human factors and errors. The model allows to evaluate the human error probability under critical conditions and stress conditions. A hybrid model based on Simulator for Human Error Probability Analysis (SHERPA) is proposed and analyzed. A specific...
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There is a continuous debate about the proper role of man and machine in complex operational frameworks. Formal human analyses and risk management techniques are becoming more important part to manage the relationship between human factors and accident analyses. There are different types of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) models. HRA methods diffe...
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This study reviews the academic literature on Smart Manufacturing from the industry perspective. The methodological approach combines bibliometric analysis and multi criteria decisionmaking models. Firstly, the paper aims to identify the most relevant topics on Smart Manufacturing. Secondly, it aims to weigh them and to define their interdependence...
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Today, in the global economy, characterized by a growing awareness of environmental issue, the life cycle costing analysis (LCCA) is receiving increasing attention in various sectors. This is a critical task for modern businesses. In fact, the procurement decisions for many products are made on their life cycle costs. In this context, the hydrogen...
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The digitization of the manufacturing process is creating a new industrial revolution, the so-called "Industry 4.0" or "smart manufacturing". The research proposes a "pilot" study concerning the digitization of a logistic process in an Italian company that operates in railway sector. The research does not focus on technical components of digitizati...
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In recent years, a series of important emergencies have been taken place worldwide in industrial plants. After the occurrence of a disaster, it is essential to activate the correct emergency procedures. Particularly, it is important to direct people injured in hospitals which are able to handle emergencies. Thus, nowadays, the emergency services re...
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Healthcare systems are evolving towards a complex network of interconnected services due to the increasing costs and the increasing expectations for high service levels. It is evidenced in the literature the importance of implementing management techniques and sophisticated methods to improve the efficiency of healthcare systems, especially in emer...
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The complexity of production systems negatively affects operator's ability to make decisions during emergency conditions. The aim of the present research is to propose a hybrid model for human error probability analysis, called Emergency Human Error Analysis (EHEA), which considers all contingency factors that influence decisions and actions of the...
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Over the years, many techniques have been developed for human reliability analysis (HRA). The main weakness of traditional HRA approaches is the use of a simple classification scheme without a link to a model of cognition in terms of mental processes. The present work is an attempt in this direction through a particular hybrid probabilistic model....
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In the age of competition, no industry can survive without pondering much about reducing expenditures wherever possible. Management of inventories represents one of the most important areas in business, trade and industry. The scheduling of production lots, as well as their sizing, is an area of increasing research attention within the wider field...
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Human reliability is a crucial element in ensuring plant performance during an emergency condition. This is even more true as technology has been evolving exponentially in recent times. In fact, it is evident that technological developments imply a decrease of accidents owing to the use of redundancy and protection. But at the same time, the high t...
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Solar energy is one of the free and clean sources of energy supply without any destructive influence on the environment. Solar energy has been used in different forms for a long time. Concentrators of solar radiation can be used to produce unlimited, clean and free energy and save fossil fuels considerably. One of important applications of solar en...
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Furniture manufacturing industry seems to be significant not only from economical and social standpoints but also from perspective of environmentally compatible industries. Accordingly, moving toward sustainable development in this sector of Iran's industry is regarded as a national necessity. The intent of the current study is to determine and pri...
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The ever-increasing complexity of production systems, together with the need to obtain efficient processes with limited costs, has led companies to develop custom tools for process control and management. Even for risk assessment, the traditional models often are overcome by methods that are best suited to specific needs. In this context, the aim o...
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Emergency management plays a critical role in industrial plants design and management. The investigation of all the entities involved and the possible factors, which intervene during an emergency, can determine the safety of human life and the security of assets. In this article, the authors use the AHP method to derive a ranking of factors which a...
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One of the most critical issues related to safety in industrial plant is to manage accidents that occur in industries. In general, the causes of accidents are twofold: the presence of dangerous equipment and human errors. The aim of this study is to propose a novel approach to ensure safety in emergency conditions in industrial plant considering bo...
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The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to the theory and applications in the field of decision making, especially focused on Analytic Hierarchy Process, a structured technique for organizing and analyzing complex decisions, based on mathematics and psychology. It was developed by Prof. Thomas L. Saaty in the 1970s and has been exten...
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The Italian Alpine region is characterised by a social and economic structure that has its main source of wealth in the cross-border traffic roads. The only region that does not have a mountain motorway pass is Veneto, whose northern border is represented by the province of Belluno, a real cul-de-sac between Trentino Alto Adige and Friuli Venezia G...
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Brick has been always one of the most used materials in the construction sector, but the traditional manufacturing process is responsible of relevant environmental and human health impacts. This context has encouraged the development and use of new building materials, such as geopolymers, which represent a great opportunity to improve sustainabilit...
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Selecting a suitable Multi Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) method is a crucial step in selecting appropriate medical equipment. The aim of the research is to define the most appropriate tomography equipment through the integration of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS)...
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Purpose The paper aims to evaluate reliability allocation using an aerospace system prototype. The proposed approach has been applied and compared with other traditional methods on an aerospace system prototype, where the reliability allocation process is rigorous. Design/methodology/approach The new approach is based on Integrated factors Method...
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Nowadays the biggest challenge for most organizations is a real and substantial application of sustainability through the measurement and comparability of results in order to satisfy the principles of sustainability of all the stakeholders. Definitively, it is necessary to pursue sustainability through the measurements of specific indicators and co...
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The goal of the research is to present an integrated approach that combines multi criteria analysis and disaster and emergency management. The study is based on a well know multi criteria technique, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). An AHP model is proposed in order to define a Disaster Risk Management Performance Index (DRMPI) that quantifies...